About Osteopathy

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About Osteopathy

In Australia, osteopaths are government registered allied health practitioners who complete university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare diagnosis, and osteopathic techniques.

Osteopaths focus on your neuro-musculoskeletal system - the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements. Osteopaths provide musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, manual therapy; clinical exercise programs; and movement, postural, positioning advice and ergonomic assessments. They may also offer therapeutic needling techniques like dry needling, trigger point therapy or acupuncture. Your osteopath may also offer ongoing support and educational advice about your lifestyle, stress management, diet or other factors that may influence your pain, injury or movement.

Osteopaths mainly work in private practices but also work in a range of health settings including multidisciplinary medical/health clinics, rehabilitation clinics, aged care facilities, professional sports clubs, government, chronic pain management settings and research institutes.

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Patient Information

Find out what osteopaths do and how they may help you to manage your health.

Studying Osteopathy

Find out more about this great profession - check out the osteopathy tertiary degree options, opportunities for further study and listen to students and lecturers talking about the courses and uni experiences on offer.

Working as an Osteopath

You must be government registered, meet high professional standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice osteopathy in Australia

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NSW SIRA
National Rural Health Alliance
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Insurance Commission of WA
Pain Australia
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MAIC QLD
OBA
Medicare
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RMIT University
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NT Worksafe
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Victoria University
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
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OPC Health
NSW Workcover
QLD Worksafe
SCU
AHPRA
Better Pain Management
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Arthritis Australia
SA Worksafe
Workcover WA
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